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Re: John Blanchard Leach - WWI
Posted by: MICHAEL HIGGINS (ID *****1829) Date: May 30, 2010 at 06:28:45
In Reply to: John Blanchard Leach - WWI by Jean Holderfield of 9054

From other postings you have made i think this is him

World War I Draft Registration Cards
Name: John Blanchard Leach
County: Macon State: Georgia
Birth Date: 4 Feb 1877 Race: White

he did not serve but had to register (see link and text at bottom of post)

if you look at an image of the 1930 census
1930; Census Place: Gadsden, Etowah, Alabama; Roll 16; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 3; Image: 88
Name Age
John B Leach 53
Quilla Leach 52
Garnette Leach 21
Marguerita Leach 19
Mildred Leach 17
there is a line asking if you are a veteran of U.S. Military or Naval Forces, the notation there is NO.
If he had served in WW1 the notation "WW" would have been there.
During World War I there were three registrations. The first, on June 5, 1917, was for all men between the ages of 21 and 31. The second, on June 5, 1918, registered those who attained age 21 after June 5, 1917. (A supplemental registration was held on August 24, 1918, for those becoming 21 years old after June 5, 1918. This was included in the second registration.) The third registration was held on September 12, 1918, for men age 18 through 45.

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